New research suggests that engaging preschoolers in routine activities, like a trip to the grocery store, can improve a child’s academic achievement when they enter first grade.
In this week’s Positive Parenting, we took a look at how parents use errand time to help their child improve literacy and math.
The researchers say when they assessed the children in kindergarten and then again in first grade, those who had parents who did not try to direct the shopping activity had the greatest growth in both math and reading.
They say that the way parents interacted with kids had the biggest impact, not the grocery shopping itself.
Watch the video above for more information.